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Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori)

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A tiny island, little more than a rock-cliff, which is occupied almost entirely by a small, rustic village with narrow, winding lanes.
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All reviews isola dei pescatori fishing village couple of hours day trippers small church pasta tourist shops ferry port walk around tacky souvenirs sea glass waters edge great meal narrow lanes few hours mobility issues small boat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the stops on the boats that hurry to and fro on lake Maggiore. It is very small and only consists of restaurants and coffee shops and some lovely views as you want round. Its a great place to stop for lunch.

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a trip here by ferry to visit both Isola Bella and Isola die Pescatori. It was a great day out. In fact we actually preferred this island to the larger one Isola Bella. Unless you visit the palace in which case the other...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Also called Isola Superiore and Fisherman’s Island, this is the main island on Lago Maggiore, connected by regular ferry service to Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Speza, and Carciano. It is a village of narrow alleys filled with shops, trattorias, restaurants, and pizzerias. People here are...More

Thank Doug J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a trip from Stresa to the Island of the fishermen by a local boat. We passed the other two islands. When we got to the fishermen’s Island it gave a great impression of a tightly fit community with narrow streets, Fishermans nets hanging...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a wonderful, interesting place this little island is. You can really see how the fishermen of the lake, and their families would have lived in days gone by. There is a tiny museum on the island which gives an insight of how they all...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Stresa is a wonderful resort with Isola dei Pescatori, Isola Madre Isola Bella and Isola Superiore amongst the attractions which can be visited by a cruise from the Imbarcadero.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This “Fishermans Island” is one of 3 islands on Lake Maggiore known as the Borromean Islands. The Borromean Islands are a group of three small islands and two islets in the Italian part of Lago Maggiore, located in the western arm of the lake, between...More

Thank DemiHale1
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We enjoyed our visit .Took the summer boat from Baveno .Quick and a fair price . Lots of good bars and restaurants .Still manages to have a lived on feel . Just ! Just wandering looking at the vistas was appealing enough . Some decent...More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Reached by ferry a traditional Italian island village , narrow winding cobbled streets , great choice of eating places for pasta , pizza and ice cream

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Visited as second of the three islands. Lively fishing orientated little island, full of little restaurants, some hotels, small shops and above all great views. Good for a couple of hours. You can stay in one of the hotels but would advise to book in...More

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